BAE Systems completes 400-plus maintenance checks for Tigerair
Melbourne, Australia: BAE Systems Australia has now completed over 400 base maintenance checks from its Melbourne International Airport hangar for Tigerair Australia’s fleet of A320 aircraft.
The milestone marks two years since the Company entered the commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) market to provide services to Tigerair, one of Australia’s growing, low cost airlines.
In that time, the Company has helped the airline significantly improve its on time performance.
Tigerair Australia Head of Engineering Robin Furber said: “Since we transitioned to BAE Systems for our base maintenance in 2013, we’ve seen efficiencies and improvements in our on time performance and, year to date, we’ve had the lowest cancellation rate in the industry of all the major domestic airlines*, which has helped underpin a major step change in customer satisfaction.”
BAE Systems Australia General Manager Aircraft Maintenance & Support Adrian Lutze said: “This latest milestone is a testament to our team. We continue to exceed all key performance indicators for Tigerair and have developed a track record for improving commercial aircraft availability and on time performance – all while achieving the best value for money.”
Mr Lutze added: “Our long-standing military aircraft sustainment experience has been pivotal to our success in this adjacent market. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Tigerair and growing our long-term commercial MRO business further.”